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About This Journal

About The Organization for Faith, Education, and Community

The purpose of the Organization for Faith, Education, and Community, organized in 2012, is to promote research and the dissemination of information about the role faith communities play in personal and public well-being. Areas of interest include but are not limited to: community development, physical and emotional well-being, solutions to public problems, and environment.

The organization facilitates communication among people interested in and working to advance information about the OFEC’s mission. This communication will include public conferences, workshops, and publications.

The Journal of Faith Education, and Community (JFEC) publishes articles related to the role of faith communities in personal and public well-being. The audience for the journal is made up of individuals and organizations who are interested in advancing research, learning, and practices influenced by faith in the community. Articles should promote good research, education, service, and leadership in promoting the role of faith communities in personal and public well-being.

The following list describes some (not necessarily all) topics that might be considered: Traumatic events, physical or mental illness, race/ethnicity, gender issues, education, law enforcement,a ging issues, poverty, substance abuse.

The Journal of Faith, Education, and Community seeks to stimulate thinking rather than advocate fixed practices, and as such, explores emerging ideas, probes various points of view, and supports conflicting opinions with research. The Journal of Faith, Education, and Community publishes manuscripts that are peer-reviewed and recommended by the Editorial Board.

The Journal of Faith, Education, and Community is published annually. The editorial office is located at the James I. Perkins College of Education, Department of Elementary Education, PO Box 13017 SFA Station, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX 75962-3019. Guidelines for manuscript development are provided below. Manuscripts and inquiries should be sent to the Editor, Dr. D. Michelle Williams, at williamsdm@sfasu.edu.

Guidelines for Authors

  • Manuscripts can either be research or practitioner oriented. Manuscripts should be double-spaced, saved as a Microsoft Word document, and conform to the suggested page lengths of 10 to 20 pages.
  • All manuscripts should include an abstract (150-200 words). Tables, charts, and figures should be placed at the end of the document text.
  • The use of subheads is strongly encouraged to increase readability.
  • A separate Title Page should include the name of each author along with affiliation and contact information.
  • Authors should follow the guidelines of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (Sixth Edition).
  • Peer Review

    All manuscripts will be reviewed through a double-blind, peer-reviewed process. Reviewers will use the The Journal of Faith, Education, and Community Review Rubric to guide their evaluation of the manuscript.